Many of the outlines of western civilization were first drawn in Greece. Democracy, philosophy, mathematics, science, the theatre; on our grand tour of the country’s ancient heritage we consider them all. We also visit many of its most evocative sites, including Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi and the acropolis in Athens.
Of course, none of them would make much sense without being placed in their proper context – and we are fortunate in having one of the leading authorities on Classical Greece as our guide. At every stop, he brings these magnificent remains to life, as well as explaining the political, economic and cultural background.